A man who sexually assaulted a young girl for two years has been jailed for eight years.  

Arturas Opulskis, 41, assaulted the girl in Wisbech between 2016 and 2018. 

Police were contacted after the girl told a friend what had happened and then confided in a trusted adult in 2021.  

Opulskis, of no fixed abode, was arrested and denied any sexual assault had taken place.  

But at his trial in September, the jury unanimously found him guilty of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration.  

The trial took place at Peterborough Crown Court and he was sentenced at the same court on Friday (February 9).  

DC Jim Huddlestone, the officer who handled the case, said: “Opulskis’ crime was perpetrated against a young child.  

“I hope the conclusion of the court process will help her and her family as they rebuild their lives.  

“From myself, and everyone in the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit, we wish her and her family all the best for the future.  

“We are determined to do all we can to protect children in Cambridgeshire from those who prey on them.”  

Last year, Cambridgeshire Police dealt with more than 180 requests for information through Sarah’s Law.   

The scheme was introduced following the abduction, sexual assault and murder of the eight-year-old schoolgirl Sarah Payne.   

It allows anyone to apply for information on behalf of a child to find out if an adult, who has access to that child, poses a risk to them.   

For more information, contact the Cambridgeshire Police website at https://rb.gy/csz3ly.